Sunday, October 24, 2010

Grandma's Roses


Sometimes Life grows thistles and overwhelming weeds in your way or sends swarms hornets to follow you so that you can overcome them and become stronger. Sometimes barren spots of brown soil or red clay is all that is ahead in your path, but you keep going because you know that there is a bright spot at the end of your journey. Sometimes, Life gives you someone that is your Rose in the Garden, to guide you and love you through anything.


My garden has had its fair amount of troubles, but I am blessed that it is full of roses, and my Grandmother is one of them! This framed artwork is for her, to thank her for everything. The colors and style were derived from the latest Embellish Magazine Challenge, and the sparkly roses from Karen's tutorial found here.


Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: (Pyrus) Basic Grey
Stamps: (Roses in Bloom) Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: (Vintage Photo, Antique Linen Distress) Ranger, (Really Rust, So Saffron Pigment) Stampin' Up!
Embellishments: (Butterfly) The GuildedBee, (Fabric Leaves) May Arts, (Brass Brads) Oriental Trading Company
Other: (Sugar Maple Glimmer Mist) Tattered Angels, Coffee Filter, Doily, Frame

36 comments:

Fiona said...

I'm sure your Grandma will be so touched to receive this lovely piece.

Lindsay said...

What a lovely frame Karen! This is something to cherish!

Lynn said...

Karen,
What a great idea! I'm sure your grandmother will love this!

Lynn

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

I really like your frame! It's such a special keepsake! Thanks for joining the Embellish Vintage Color Challenge!

Virginia L. said...

BEAUTIFUL take on the color challenge! So gald that you put it into a frame as it is full of details to be admire. I love your writing about the roses in our gardens...Yes, we do have to notice the pretty roses among the unsightly weeds. Thanks for the timely reminder!

annieambriel said...

This is just beautiful. I love the the way the frame frames all the elements and the way you used the leaves, blooms are gorgeous and so is the butterfly :D

jen said...

This turned out beautiful!!! What a treasure it will be- along with the sentiment!!! :)

lynn said...

such a sentimental gift-your flowers are just gorgeous, karen:) off the check to tutorial!

Emily Leiphart said...

Karen, this is such a lovely and special gift for your Grandma! I love all the details and now I'm off to check out the new Embellish challenge.

~amy~ said...

Oh Karen... She is going to love this!!

Karen said...

Hi Karen - thanks for visiting my blog and trying out my tutorial! I am so glad that you linked me to see it!! Your roses are GORGEOUS as ever!!

I just adore your frame and what your wrote about your garden and being blessed full of roses and your grandmother is one of them...that is so very special and I know your grandmother will just treasure and adore this fabulous piece of art!!

Have a good week!
-Karen M.

Nancy said...

What a lovely gift for your Grandmother. Your roses are jut gorgeous. I enjoyed reading your inspiring post as well.

Courtney Baker said...

Karen this is so cute!

Sharli said...

Karen,

This is a treasure indeed! I love the sweetness of it - the soft leaves, the yummy roses, the sentiment so full of love. I'm glad to know that you can tell your Grandmom these things now. I waited too long with my Grandmom. You won't have those regrets. It's the best we can do - give of ourselves, with love.

Hugs.

yyam said...

Always happy to read an optimistic post! :)

This is just gorgeous Karen! Your grandma would be pleased indeed! :)

kasia c. said...

What a beautiful gesture and gift! Your saying about your garden is absolutely beautifully put as well. She is lucky to have you! :)

Tammy said...

Treasure the special moments! As someone who just lost my grandmother very recently I sure appreciated what a beautiful rose she was and a special gift! Your grandmother will love this! This is just stunning and will be such a special treasure!

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

This is so lovely...any grandma would be so touched to receive this.

Jess said...

This is a classic creation Karen! I'm sure she will love it!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love the roses you created and I am sure your Grandmother will too. My Grandma always loved dandelions and taught me and my 4 sisters how to make chains out of them to wear as necklaces or crowns. I miss her.

Ayana Posadas said...

So gorgeous, Karen!
What an original piece!

Michelle said...

Such a gorgeous project, and it's so sweet of you to dedicate it to your grand mother:-) Love the dimensional flowers you have been using on your projects lately.. I love the crushed wrinkled look of these:-)

Valerie said...

It's gorgeous Karen - your Grandma is going to love this!!
Love those flowers!
Hope all is well with you :)

Dana said...

Oh Karen. What a beautiful gift and tribute post.
How lovely that your grandmother is a rose in your garden. What a treasure to have her.

Alice Wertz said...

you are amazing, girl. beautiful work of art!

artfuldelight said...

Beautiful framed picture, your grandma will love it!

Kristii said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Love the flowers and the butterfly!!! Fantastic!!

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Cheryl said...

This is a gorgeous piece of art! I am sure it will be cherished.

Monika Reeck said...

I am sure she will love your Adorable creation...Gorgeous....and great take on the Embellish Color Challenge,I just join the challenge too and my card is number 82, would you like to see my blog?Many thanks before :) Hugs, Monika

Maile Belles said...

Fabulously vintage! So glad you could join us in the Embellish challenge.

Emily Leiphart said...

Karen, congratulations on being What's Hot for this challenge!

jen said...

congrats on being HOT!!! :D

Cheryl said...

Congrats! I just saw you were one of the picks for the Embellish challenge.

FLEUR de Lo said...

Way to go, Karen! It's always nice to see your name in a circle of winners! Here's hoping your days are filled with more roses than thistles!

Be(e) said...

Congrats, Karen, on making it to the hot picks at Embellish!!!!
:)